I tried making this various ways, including poaching the chicken in the liquid. I found this to be the best way - maximum flavour AND as white as possible! This recipe is also perfect for using up leftover turkey. Just skip the chicken cooking step and toss in chopped or shredded turkey straight into the soup!
Author: Nagi | RecipeTin Eats
2garlic cloves, crushed
1onion, diced (brown, white, yellow)
1cupchicken broth / stock
4cupsmilk(I used low fat)
2 to 4tbspcanned jalapeños, finely chopped OR 1 x 4.5oz / 127g canned chopped peeled green chili
1/4cupsour cream(I used light)
1 1/2cupscorn(frozen or canned)
21 oz / 600g canned white beans(1 1/2 cans), drained
1/2 to 1tspsalt
Slice the chicken breast into 1cm / 1/3" thick steaks. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Heat the oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add the chicken breast (in 2 batches if necessary) and cook each side for 2 minutes each or until golden and just cooked through.
Transfer to a plate. Once cool enough to handle, shred with a fork or your hands (I do this while the soup is cooking), or chop it.
Turn the heat down to medium and add butter into the same pot. When the butter is melted, add onion and garlic. Cook for 3 minutes or until the onion is translucent and soft.
Add flour and cook for 2 minutes. Add chicken broth and cook, scraping the bottom of the pot to stir the brown bits into the liquid (extra flavour!).
Add the milk, cumin powder, coriander and jalapeños. Turn the heat up to medium high and cook, whisking occasionally, until the soup thickens slightly - about 5 minutes.
Whisk the sour cream in. Then add the corn, beans and shredded chicken. Cook for 1 minute or so until everything is heated through.
Adjust salt to taste.
Serve piping hot with all the trimmings!
1. Topping options: corn chips / fritos, cilantro/coriander, grated cheese, sour cream, diced avocados / guacamole, pico de gallo.2. Nutrition per serving, assuming 4 servings (toppings not included). To reduce calories, reduce the amount of beans and substitute with diced vegetables. The beans account for around 150 calories in this.